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THE FORESTERS’ ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY (TOD) IN UNCCD COP 12 AND SLM EXPO

THE FORESTERS’ ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY IN UNCCD COP 12 AND SLM EXPO

 

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of The Parties (COP 12) held  in Ankara, Turkey between 11-23 October 2015 with the participation of 8.000 delegates from 195 countries. Governments , CSO and NGO and business sector representatives and academicians,  attend to different segment meetings from round table to the plenary hall high segment meetings.

More than 70 NGO and CSO representatives had a “Welcome Dinner” in the restaurant of The Foresters’ Association of Turkey by the host of UNCCD.

 

The Foresters’ Association of Turkey which was provisionaly accredited to UNCCD on August 2015. And in the first Plenary Meeting on 12.10.2015 Monday, TOD accredited to UNCCD with other 9 new CSOs and NGOs from Turkey and with this election 80 CSOs and NGOs were accredited to UNCCD all around the World and now there are 314 institutions accredited totally. Also participants had excursions to  11 different sites in Ankara, Konya and Bolu cities.

On 15th of October 2015 The Foresters’ Association of Turkey had a presentation to delegates on plantation, educational and other actitivies and about 2 success stories, Atatürk Plantation (Middle East Technical University Forest) and World Wood Day 2015 activites organised by TOD as delivered by Mr. Serkan AYKUT, manager of the association. For the presentation please click.

Sustainable Land Management Exhibition (SLM Expo) as a side event held in Armada Mall carparking area between 13-23 October 2015. In the official opening Ms. Monique BARBUT, General Director of Combating Desertification and Deputy Undersecretary of Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs visited our expo stand and informed about association in brief and we presented our publishing and other promotional materials.

On 23th of October 2015 CSO Final Statement at UNCCD COP 12 Delivered by Serkan AYKUT Manager of the Foresters’ Association of Turkey on behalf of CSOs in the closing Plenary Meeting. For the final statement please click and visit https://civilsocietyatunccdcop12.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/cso-final-statement-at-unccd-cop12/

Mr. Marcos MONTOIRO the UNCDD Liason officer for NGOs and CSOs visited our headquarters and we present our publishings and other materials.

 


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